jul 21, 2014

Join Kate at Building Conversation Symposium

Wednesday, July 23 / 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University


jun 18, 2014

You're Invited! Living Breakwaters at Conference House Park

Saturday, June 28 / 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Conference House Park at Ward's Point


jun 16, 2014

Join Gena at RBD Panel hosted by National Building Museum

Tuesday, June 24 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM
National Design Museum


jun 2, 2014

SCAPE was selected as a winner in Rebuild by Design competition !

REBUILD BY DESIGN Design Competition
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)



Join Kate at Building Conversation Symposium

jul 21, 2014

JDS Development Group and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation present the inaugural BUILDING CONVERSATION: A Real Estate Symposium.

This year’s theme considers Pushing Boundaries by Aligning Incentives: Collaboration in New York City Real Estate Development. The seemingly disparate stakeholders in New York City real estate development—developers, designers, investors, residents/buyers, and the public—too often assume that their interests are mutually exclusive. Any project, however, that strives for long-term relevance and is approached with true collaborative process can align those stakeholders, yielding a superb product, innovative design, beautiful residences, a return on investment, and land value with rippling effects.

Join us for a conversation between designers, scholars, builders, and real estate experts who seek to illuminate how collectivity and aligning incentives leads to relevant design and ultimately happier, healthier, more efficient places to live.

Click here to register.







First Exchange: 1:00PM

Vishaan Chakrabarti Defying the Herd

Vin Cipolla The Conversation of Collaboration: Equity, Place and Opportunity in New York

Richard Pandiscio An Interview with Marci Clark

CONVERSATION ONE: Responsibility (Moderated by Rosalie Genevro)
Kate Orff, Craig Schwitter and Carol Willis

Second Exchange: 3:20PM

Carl Weisbrod Keynote

Michael Stern Grappling with Complexity and Creativity

CONVERSATION TWO: Process (Moderated by Simon Koster)
John Cetra, Woody Heller, Jodi Stasse and Nicholas Werner


Reception: 5:00PM

Skyline Lounge, 4th Floor